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. and people hold them responsible. george herbert walker bush, bush 41 had a fairly reasonablely successful presidency. he ended the cold war without a lot of blood on the floor. >> stephen: absolutely. >> got iraq out of kuwait without occupying the place for the next 12 years and he had one small problem and this is that he raised taxes when he promised he wouldn't. and he lost his job. >> stephen: did he sign this? >> he did, indeed, yeah. >> stephen: did you wave this bloody shirt during that campaign to bring that guy down? >> i didn't need to. the american people did. >> stephen: did you show the american people the shirt? (laughter) did you distribute this to everyone in america? how do they get this? >> the media lets people know and voters know. so we share the pledge, obviously. since you took the pledge three years ago when you were looking to possibly run for president.... >> stephen: looking to run a run? i ran for president, sir. (laughter) and it was only... (cheers and applause) and it's only that i was not allowed to that obama's not in office today. (laughter) >> since the
. >> right. that's what i'm saying. who break the pledge, as george herbert walker bush did. >> i know. let me ask you about the situation we're in now. you are telling people to keep their pledge. right? be honest. you're telling them. >> yes, of course. >> telling them -- >> these people ran for office. >> in the face of a financial default, you're willing to take the heat and say, i urge these people to stick to a pledge which i know will prevent a deal, which allows the debt ceiling to go up. just a definition. you agree with what i just said? >> no. i don't think the president of the united states is such a left wing ideologue he would close down the government because he's having a hissy fit he can't get a tax increase. >> a hissy fit? is that how we talk now? a hissy fit? what's that? what's a hissy fit? >> when he says he wants to raise taxes, he'd rather -- you jest said the president would rather close down the government than -- >> no. i'm saying to get a deal between democrats and republicans everyone watching the show knows you need a deal. 4-1, whatever, cutting spending, rais
's been around for 24 years and 1990 george herbert walker bush signed the pledge, why he won the republican primary. >> why are you holding them to it now? at this point, facing this critical situation, where many people believe we face a default sometime early in august, or sooner, perhaps, because there's been no deal in raising the debt ceiling. why are you holding members of congress to pledged to your organization to rick a default? why are you doing it? >> chris, as you know, because you just read the pledge, the pledge is not to my organization. you just read the fact. >> sure. >> the pledge is to the american people. >> but you wrote it. >> yes. and we offer it to all. it allows them to run for office to make a credible commitment to the american people that he or she won't raise taxes. >> right. >> without the pledge, which is the same wording in all 50 states over the last quarter century. >> sure. >> a promise not to raise taxes is like any other political promise and means nothing. so the strength of the pledge is not that i or others enforce it it's that the vote
. you know. george herbert walker bush backed kay belly hutchinson when she primaried. he won by double digits. so they tried to stop him before. i don't think they can stop him again. but there is no love lost there. >> dr. dyson, there is nothing nor exciting that fighting in the right. will we see them destroy each other if romney doesn't excite anybody. >> it is a true blood sport. people were earlier on announcing that sarah palin wouldn't really jum npt race. she would use the juice to throw it behind perry and perry will be the faf ritsz for the accolades. but i'm not sure if the boiling accolades for the bush party, so to speak, begins to interrupt some of the destein and structure of the perry candidacy. but i must say to you reverend al, it is a bit delirks delicious to see the in fighting and it makes the old heart go thund. >> sam, if pale lin comes in, says i'm not running, goes behind berry, helps get perry momentum to get the nomination, doesn't she become an al betros around the neck for the general? >> probably not. because there is a section of the republican party tha
herbert walker bush. every time they talk about cuts later, i don't buy it. it will never happen. >> can i do the glass half full kind of thing? >> sean: no. yes of course. >> why is president obama now talking about a package that will not include tax hikes? because republicans have held as firmly as they could, up to now. he was talking about tax hikes for a month now he's not going to do it. >> sean: the president has yet to produce a plan. now republicans are undermining each other with three plans and a back-up plan. and a stopgap plan. they are negotiating against themselves that is bad strategy. >> harry reid and nancy pelosi sit there like butter would not melt in their mouths. >> if you can get a plan that>6 shaves 3.7 trillion off the debt and cut personal income tax rates and corporate tax rates and get that in place you avoid a downgrade. >> and it avoids the tax hikes that -- [ talking over each other ] >> sean: there's a report tonight that moody's is saying the gang of six and mcconnell plan does not meet their standards for not reducing the aaa rating. >> 3.7 trillion of d
. >>guest: yes, yes, back in 1992 george herbert walker bush locked formidable after the iraq war, the first iraq war, and, so, the big democrats, such as cuomo, they were staying out of the race and that left it to small fry like bill clinton, no one heard of him, governor of arkansas, and he wasn't a national figure. and of course he turned out to be a stellar politician. whatever you might thing of his presidency. >>neil: but romney is very well-known, the best then of the bunch. what does that mean? >>guest: the problem for romney is his positives are not as high as candidates normally would be if they were the front runner. back in 2000 when bush was the front runner, he had 63 percent approval from the republican primary voter. today, romney is down there at 40 or 45 percent or less and that does not look good for him. that is the problem. and the negatives are higher. bush had almost no negatives and romney has high negatives. >>neil: thank you very much. we have breaking news, always a pleasure to have you, though. great historian. president obama cleaned up with wall street in 2008
knowon that george herbert walker bush talked about. any staff members george w. bush was close to? >> guest: i didn't find any particular staff members, no. but the staff that he knew when his dad was president, as you say, it was almost like sort of a reunion with the bush family when -- after the clinton period of bush the son came back. then the father would come back for visits. so that sort of enhanced the whole notion of sort of the bush family knows the household staff. the household staff liked the bushes in some ways because they were so predictable. that's very important to have consideration for the household staff. some presidents were late, some presidents were like lyndon johnson would say i'm going to have 50 people for dinner in two houses. take care of it. bush's were much more willing to give people notice and understand when some things couldn't be done. they were careful in trying to let the staff take time off during holidays. they didn't travel. they felt the secret service and household when christmas time came around, they could stay close to home. they tri
george herbert walker bush and has studied the potential consequences for the independent bipartisan policy center. he joins us now. jay, what does happen when time runs out, whether it's august 1st, august 3rd, what do we see happening? the bond holders are going to be paid so what kind of choices does the president have to make? >> that's exactly what we see. we see if the debt ceiling's not raised by august 2, starting on august 3 and for the rest of the month, we assume the bond holders will be paid their interest. we assume there's not much risk on that. but that other creditors who are beneficiaries of federal government payments, approximately half of those won't be able to be paid, 50% of other government payments, there won't be the cash to pay them. and we tried many experiments. you can't cut 50% overnight without eliminating many, many popular, important programs. we tried. you can't do it. >> social security might be a separate issue because there are a lot of technical reasons why the trust funds could be borrowed against and social security checks could keep going out.
] >> so now we move on to the george herbert walker bush should ministration. or the world changes again. the soviet union disintegrates. managing that process in a peaceful manner is one of the hallmarks of the first but should ministration. you have the first goal for where we begin to see -- gulf war where we begin to see space enhancing or capabilities. who can forget seeing the picture of munitions going in a window? that video is seared in the minds of those of us that followed the conflict. it was a perfect illustration of how america had integrated its capabilities into with terrestrial war fighting capabilities. some say that reconnaissance strike complex, that we had created an invested in, operational lightest has fundamentally changed the discourse. the bush administration creates the national space council, the first beakers talked about how you organize space activities. it was the georgians herbert walker administration that decided this need to be a cabinet level set of decision making. so you have a national council chaired by the vice president. you also have the author
, george herbert walker bush, nancy reagan, michelle obama and hillary and bill clinton. ford, the wife of late president gerald ford, died on friday at the age of 93. >>> back here in the bay area, it's been busy in traffic this morning. it's also busy in weather. looks like it's not going to get warmer anytime soon. >> i wish i could tell you differently but it's not. we are going to see cloud cover for the rest of the morning, a little bit of sunshine inland but certainly the cooling trend continuing for the next several days and here we are seeing some blue. that's good news. this shot from mount vaca looks different than it does outside our window here in san francisco. over the next several days we are going to continue to see similar conditions keeping it very cool inland only making it to the mid-70s. and we are going to continue to see some drizzle along the coast. thissunday clears up as well as monday. so bumping up into temperatures to the 80s. since it's all ladies here i had to grab the photo that lawrence wouldn't show. this is a note at the sent by a viewer. hang tight,
at the '90s, this is a good mesh. there was not controversy. there was trover by george herbert walker bush's going back on the read my lips. there was no party or complete consistency that we can never discuss revenues in 1990 or 1995, 1996. >> bill clinton weighed in on this debate, once again. he's calling republicans hypocrites. he was speaking to college students yesterday. he says something has to get done on the debt now. >> nobody is talking about one of the central points that everyone who analyzed the situation makes including the bipartisan simpson-bowles commission that says you shouldn't do any of this until the economy is clearly recovery. if you do things that damper economic growth, there's a good chance economic activity will go down so much that tax revenues will be reduced more than spending is cut and their deficit will increase. >> john. >> i think we should always listen to bill clinton about everything. if that's his view, that should be the rule of law. >> does the president risk, ezra, as he proposes the new cuts to medicaid and medicare going too far and losing dem
in various respects how you organize state activities but it was the george herbert walker bush administration that decided this needed to be a cabinet level descendent -- said of decision-making is what the white house you have the national space council chaired by the vice president and you also have the authorship of a space exploration initiative sti, which attempted to define a new course for american space exploration in a post-cold war context where we are not competing with the soviets for leadership in the absence of the cold war. central to most of these decisions was mark albrecht who is the principle adviser on space to president bush serving as the executive secretary of the national space council during his administration. dr. albrecht. >> good morning and thanks jeff for that introduction. this is a pleasure and i am enjoying this as much as you are. it is interesting to hear the continuity and i want to read ahead to see where the hell we are. i guess in this chapter of the national, u.s. national space policy i would call, this is where it gets interesting. you
very much. [applause] >> thank you gil. now we move onto the george herbert walker bush administration, where the world changes again. the soviet union disintegrates. managing that process in a peaceful matter is certainly one of the hallmarks of the first bush of administration. you have the first gulf war that a spot where we begin to see in clear terms on national television the integration of space capability to enhance american warfighting capabilities. who can forget on cnn saying the pictures of rescission guided munitions going in a window? that video is seared in the minds of those of us that followed that conflict and it was a perfect illustration of how america had integrated it capabilities into its terrestrial warfighting capabilities. some say that recognizance strike complex of the soviets called it that we had created and invested in throughout the cold war operationalize has fundamentally changed the space policy discourse in particular as it relates to military affairs. the bush administration created the national space council. the first two speakers talked about in
president challenged by a member of his own party, pat buchanan ran against george herbert walker bush to no avail. the question is president obama more concerned about his re-election than the welfare of the country? it depends on who you are, if you're a tea partier and republican, yes. if you're not with one of those groups, you'll realize he's looking after the middle class and the poor. after all he's not a republican. mcconnell said his main goal was to make this man, quote, a one-term president, who is only thinking about elections. michael in california rights, seriously, jack, not only is the question inflammatory, it is inaccurate. the question should be aren't the house republicans concerned with raising the debt ceiling or defeating president obama? you're showing your true colors, old man, trying to move over to fixed news where you belong. no, i think he's desperately trying to roll a huge uneven, uncompromising republican boulder up hill. whether he's more concerned about re-election, the president is correct to insist on a debt limit that will take us past the election.
to light, former white house counsel for the george herbert walker bush administration, c. boyden gray. he wrote an article in the washington times called taxpayers subsidizing liberal media's war on fox, that got this ball rolling. boyden, thank you for joining us today. >> my pleasure. >> okay. let's start by talking just a little bit about this group back in 1989 called american campaign academy. apparently it was kind of like a boot camp for republicans. they were denied their tax exempt status by the irs. right? >> that's correct. >> steve: why was that? >> the irs found that the people being trained were all republicans. they ended up in republican campaigns. the donors were all republicans. the people training were republican operatives and it was based on a blueprint that had been developed by the republican national committee. so the court found, after appeal from the denial by the service, the court found that this was a partisan enterprise. now, when they filed for his tax free status with the irs, he didn't propose what he is now doing. he proposed to provide education al analy
] >> thank you, jill. so now we move on to the george herbert walker bush administration. where the world changes again. the soviet union disintegrates, managing that process in a peaceful manner certainly is one of the hallmarks of the first bush administration. you have the first gulf war that is thought where we begin to see in clear terms on national television the integration of space capabilities to enhance american war fighting capabilities. who can forget on cnn seeing the pictures of precision guided munitions going in a window? that video is seared in the minds of those of us that follow that conflict, and it was a perfect illustration of how america had integrated its space capabilities into its war fighting capabilities. and some say that reconnaissance strike complex as the soviets called it, that we are created and invest in throughout the end of the cold war operationalize and in the first gulf war has fundamentally changed the space policy discourse. and take your as it relates to the space warfare. the bush administration creates the national space council, the first two
stability away. she was given the word by president george herbert walker bush in a statement released late this evening in the white house, president of imus said mrs. ford was a powerful advocate for women's health and women's rights. the statement also said that she helped reduce the social stigma surrounding addiction. former first lady nancy reagan also released a statement. the statement said mrs. ford had banned an inspiration to so many through her effort to educate women about this cancer and her wonderful work at the betty ford clinic. former secretary of state henry kissinger released a statement late this evening. he said mrs. ford showed you can have a life after the presidency that was important not just on the president the. according to a family member, 34 date this evening in rancho mirage california with her family at her site. >> tonight, a house financial services subcommittee joint hearing on for a close shave and meditation practices. later, a look at the impact of the supreme court citizen in any decision on corporations, interest groups and campaign funding. tomorrow
," the historical perspective. george herbert walker bush, the negotiations that he had defaced. also looking at the president and negotiations with people like eric cantor, senator reid, and john boehner. next is janice joining us here in washington, d.c., good morning. caller: i would agree with the last caller. that is the reason why i am an independent. neither party is interested in fixing the problem that we have. we have a spending problem but we also have a revenue problem. the unemployment number is 9.2%. so many people out of work, it is common sense. and you do not have revenues coming in, so you cannot pay down the deficit. you need both. democrats do not want any entitlements cut, and the tea party people do not want any revenues increased. so there is no such thing as a compromise. boehner said last year, i believe, that he does not like the word compromise. he said that on tv. it is obvious that neither party is serious. that is the reason why you need to vote them all out, democrats and republicans, and start over. host: who would you start over with? caller: moderate republic
. if you think back to 1990, president george herbert walker bush agreed to $2 in spending cuts for every $1 in tax hikes. he agreed to this with the congressional democrats, but that's not what ended up happening. all of the democrats' tax hikes went into effect, but the promised spending cuts never materialized. we cannot fall for this trick again, and that's the same trick that we see from the people on the other side, my democratic colleagues and the president. high taxes do not lead to more government revenue. we've seen proof of this in years past. instead of raising taxes, let's leave money in the hands of small businesses, job creators so they can create jobs. more jobs means more revenue and less deficit. . higher taxes means more people out of work an higher debt. in fact president obama admitted in 2009 that, quote, the last thing that you want to do in the middle of a recession is to raise taxes, unquote. in the past liberals in congress have adamantly spoken out in opposition to debt ceiling increases. this senator obama said in 2006 that, quote, a debt limit increase was a s
. andy card, got a new job at george herbert walker bush library at texas a&m and evan bayh, former senator, thank you very much for joining us live. both of you guys. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> all right. despite what deemed damning evidence, both o.j. simpson and casey anthony went free. is it the jurors' fault or a faulty judicial system? bob massey launched his career during the simpson trial and joins us next. >> and then president obama calls congressional leaders to the white house. but majority leader eric cantor will sit down here on "fox & friends" first. he walked out on the debt talks before. he's not going to walk out on us. wha what's going to happen at that meeting with the president? [ grunts ] [ male announcer ] built like a volkswagen. the 2011 tigua [ grunts ] >> all right, some quick headlines from the control room for you. attorney general eric holder being accused of blocking the congressional investigation into controversial fast and furious gun tracking program that allowed weapons into the hands of mexican drug cartels. ken melson, the acting director o
, george herbert walker bush and president clinton needed this. not without a back and forth and give and take over the debt ceiling, but it was commonplace. we believe that that ought to happen. the debt limit ought to happen, but we ought to stay and discuss the serious nature of cuts that need to be done in a strategic manager deal with the deficit to grow jobs. as chris said they have not been willing to do with any of these subsidies that have been given outcome any of the jobs that get shipped overseas, and alternatives and incentives that might be added to this. everything should be about growing the economy and creating jobs. even as we approach the debt ceiling here. that is the opportunity. the president was thinking a big plan. they have walked away from that on a couple of times, but this is a very serious problem we face with the debt ceiling. so to the extent that they are taking an adult step in the senate, msn is taking action, well, and house we always welcome the senate when they take action, on just about anything. >> a follow-up to that. what are your thoughts on -
voted for when ronald reagan and george herbert walker bush were president and that would make them look bad. and he had a real good way of being able to do that to the american people. >> yeah, come on, except the barack obama has increased federal spending from $3 trillion to $4 trillion in 2 1/2 years. under the bush and reagan and clinton administrations, it didn't even go up by a trillion over all 20 of those years. so i think that -- but i think that the 14th amendment itself is kind of irrelevant here because the 14th amendment was passed to make sure the confederacy would honor the northern debts after the civil war and, you know, that's kind of neither here nor there. it is still there and could be interpreted that way and that's fine. let's pay the debt. just don't borrow for new spending. >> exactly right. >> gotcha. dick morris, thanks so much for coming in with your perspective. >> always a pleasure. straight ahead, an update to the teenager that is to say accused of killing his parents, and then throwing a party in their house. this morning, we're seeing the pictures tak
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